The LOX’s Jadakiss recently updated fans on the status of his long-awaited Top 5 Dead or Alive solo album and revealed what features are definitely locked-in.
Jada said while he has Lil Wayne and Rick Ross secured, he still wants to get his son’s favorite hip-hop artist on the LP.
“The L.O.X. is definitely on it,” Jadakiss tells VIBE about his LP. “Songs that I got done? Jeezy, Wiz, Chris Brown… I got Weezy on there, too. The vintage Weezy, that mixtape killer Weezy. I got Rozay, but we may do another one. My son’s favorite artist is J. Cole, so I think I got to throw him on there. He loves A$AP Rocky, but it’ll probably be one of them.” (VIBE)
Jada also revealed plans to put out a joint project alongside Memphis’ Yo Gotti.
“Me and Yo Gotti got a mixtape done,” Jadakiss tells VIBE. “We might put it out commercially because it’s all original songs. We probably got to do 2-3 more joints, but that’s going shake sh*t up. That will probably come before my album drops. There’s no title yet but we got some heat rocks.” (VIBE)
Last week, Kiss unreleased his new “Big Boy Dialogue” to the world.
Jadakiss offers that grown man talk on “Big Boy Dialogue,” the first single off his upcoming Top 5, Dead or Alive album. The LOX frontman adds some R&B flavor by way of his labelmate The-Dream who croons over some gritty production. Jada’s fourth solo LP is due later this year via Def Jam Records, with the long-awaited new LOX project to follow. (Miss Info TV)
In April, Jada said he hoped to have his delayed LP hit store shelves before summer came to an end.
“Definitely the name of my next album will be Top 5 Dead or Alive,” Kiss confirmed in an interview. “I’m probably, 70, 75 percent finished. I got about 5 or 6 more tracks to cut then we should be good. [Release date?] Hopefully mid to end of summer. You know. I don’t want to bump no heads with no big wigs that’s going to steal all the radio and retail spots. Marketing is very important just as much as the music. So once you get yourself a nice body of work which you feel comfortable with, you have to sit down with your staff and put a very good marketing plan together too because the labels really go off your movement. As much as you put in the work, they’ll get on that bandwagon and push it from there, but if you just sitting around, waiting for a record label to go over there — that ain’t how the industry is moving right now.” (Power 99)
Check out “Big Boy Dialogue”: